I can't even count that high!
Wed Aug 16, 2017 15:56

Emmett did as Holland and Danny told him. This was not an unusual phenomenon, as Emmett almost always did what Holland and Danny told him. (In fact, the "almost" was mostly just for Danny.) But besides that, there was also the pure and simple fact that Danny had a literal pencil millimeters away from his eyeball, so Emmett thought how would definitely be a good time to pay attention and heed instructions.

Holland was way better at this, and for obvious reasons of, yknow, practice. Danny had probably never put makeup on himself, let alone on another person, whereas Holland wore makeup daily and did other people's regularly. Emmett had had his face beaten by them more than a few times - although "beaten" more applied to whatever Danny thought he was doing with that sponge and Emmett's face - and was now of the informed opinion that this was probably a bad idea.

Oh well. It was over soon enough. Emmett was sure he looked like a disaster, although that wasn't abnormal, so he didn't necessarily reach to find any sort of reflective surfaces. "I feel so pretty!" He joked "Danny, you may have found your calling."

Emmett began rooting through Holland's makeup since apparently he was up next for the makeup-ing. Making up? Meh. "Holland, I apologize in advanced," he added without looking up. "Now where did that primer go?" Emmett wasn't entirely sure what primer did. Emmett asked his sister once, but her response was an unhelpful, "prime," so he had assumed that meant it was dark magic known only to the more feminine humans.

He started with the nondescript face bits. Foundation, blush, highlight. That sort of thing. He didn't really know how to make his hands and brushes do the things Holland did, but he'd seen them do it enough times to have a faint idea. Enough to mimic the motions and splash some stuff around their face.

Then he rifled through for colors and excitement for the rest. He was a little afraid of doing their eyeliner, but he managed to do a sufficiently good job with a brown pencil (the liquid liner could sense his fear), which for him meant he hadn't permanently blinded his best friend. Hestaea told him once that when it came to makeup, "your eyes don't have to be twins, just sisters," and he was pretty sure that Holland's were more like distant cousins who had a falling out and now make all the family reunions super awkward with their lingering resentment. But hey, they could still see. And Emmett was pretty sure he had probably done better than Danny did on his.

Emmett last grabbed a lipstick. He thought liquid lipsticks were the coolest, and he picked out a dark blue one that he liked on them. His attention caught briefly on Holland's mostly made up (if it could be called that) face, and he hesitated for a moment. Not too bad. Emmett was actually doing better than he had expected to. "Does this go with the other stuff I already used?" He asked, potentially taking this a little too seriously.

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